Drivers approaching the majestic Golden Gate Bridge will experience something new for the first time in 76 years: no human toll collectors.
Workers on the span have begun to test the new all-electronic tolling system Wednesday morning, in hopes of fully implementing it by late March.
KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said transportation officials throughout the Bay Area will be closely monitoring the new electronic tolling system.
Drivers using the Golden Gate Bridge will see the anticipated major change from human toll-takers to an all-electronic toll system beginning early next year.
Drivers who use the Golden Gate Bridge will experience a major change early next year, when human toll takers will be replaced by electronic tolling.
Toll takers could be eliminated by this time next year.
The Golden Gate Bridge District approved a proposal Friday to collect tolls electronically only on the bridge starting in September 2012.
A key committee of the Golden Gate Bridge District Board voted Thursday to begin the process of cutting toll collectors on the span to reportedly save nearly $2 million annually.
Within the next two years the Golden Gate Bridge District hopes to collect all its tolls electronically.